Heavily included pale green emerald cut. Brazil#1142

Heavily included minty green emerald cut Brazil This emerald cut has a nice minty green color, but is heavily included which minimizes its flash. It weighs 1.83 carats and came from Brazil.

When I  first got back into faceting after a long hiatus, I bought mostly small sized, inexpensive, cutting rough, much of which was junk.  The lot that the posted gemstone came from was Brazilian and had tourmaline with three distinctly different colors.  A nice light pastel pink with a tough of orange,  a light pastel yellow without a hint of green and this minty green.  I liked the colors so much that I purchased another lot.  As I played with really trying to get a gemstone out of the small crystals I became frustrated.  Nothing would come clean or the stones became too small for the pale pastel colors.  Finally I decided to just cut an emerald cut in defiance of the inclusions.  This lightly toned, minty green, emerald cut is the product of that defiance.  It is heavily included, but they are spread out threw the stone and none of them are major breaks.  It reminds me of an emerald actually in structure, though its color is too pale.

For years I kept the stone off by itself, but I have gotten more tolerant of inclusion and I still like its color.  And color is what this collection is  all about.  So it is safe for the moment in the collection.  It weighs 1.83 carats.


About Bruce Fry

I was born in Summit, NJ in 1947 and graduated from Summit High School in 1966. I graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1970 and after spending another year in graduate school, I left to see the world of Brazil. After spending some more time discovering myself, I ended up working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 32 years as an Air Quality Engineer in the Department of Environmental Protection. I retired in 2007 and took up faceting gemstones again after a long hiatus that reached back to my twenties. I had started cutting cabochons when I was 13 and bought my first faceting machine when I was 15, but ran out of money and time until I retired. My great love in gemology is tourmaline and the collection presented here represents my effort to get as much beauty and variety in the colors of tourmaline as I can. I was particularly lucky in being able to get unheated cuprian tourmaline before copper was discovered in gem grade tourmaline from Mozambique.
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